He gained international fame when his cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi went viral landing him an appearance on Ellen. Since then, Greyson Chance has gone on to achieve mainstream success.
But now Chance is revealing something he has kept to himself for a while.
He is gay.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 19 year old singer shares that he has known about his sexuality since he was 16 and that it wasn’t public knowledge because he was still trying to find his confidence.
He adds, “While this message is most definitely overdue, I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love. Hell, for me, it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here for you, and I am proud of who I am.”
Ellen DeGeneres had words of encouragement for the singer.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 19, 2017
Greyson Chance’s single Seasons is currently streaming.